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Prep Tennis: Dragons dominant in run to 12-0

Litchfield's Kinny Shanna watches her backhand go over the net in a match against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 5
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Litchfield's Alanis Thesenvitz eyes the ball before hitting a backhand against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune3 / 5
Litchfield's Elise Berbaum delivers a serve in a match against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune4 / 5
Litchfield's Maddy Schoultz prepares to hit a forehand in a match against Glenco-Silver Lake on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune5 / 5

LITCHFIELD - The Litchfield girls tennis team entered Tuesday having yet to drop a contest all season. The Dragons decided to take that one step further its match against Glencoe-Silver Lake as they didn't even drop a set in a 7-0 win over the Panthers.

Shanna Kinny's dominant victory at No. 1 singles highlighted the afternoon for Litchfield, as she downed GSL's Justine Helmbrecht 6-0, 6-0.

Between Nos. 2, 3, 4 singles for Litchfield, Elise Bierbaum, Natalie Nelson and Alansi Thesenvitz dropped just three combined games.

At No. 1 doubles, Laney Huhner and Avery Stilwell continued their strong start to the season with a 6-0, 6-2 victory.

The combinations of Vaida Behnke-Neriah Lara and Alyssa Ross-Maddy Shoultz also came away with doubles wins to close out the sweep for the Dragons.

Litchfield improved to 12-0 on the season, with six of those victories coming in 7-0 fashion.

Litchfield 7, GSL 0

Singles

(1) Shanna Kinny, L, def. Justine Helmbrecht 6-0 6-0 (2) Elise Bierbaum, L, def. Kaitlyn Doolittle 6-0 6-1 (3) Natalie Nelson, L, def. Krissy Major 6-0 6-1 (4) Alansi Thesenvitz, L, def. Di Fleck 6-1 6-0

Doubles

(1) Laney Huhner/Avery Stilwell, L, def. Allie Harpel/Grace Draeger 6-2 6-0 (2) Vaida Behnke/Neriah Lara, L, def. Lily Schmitt/Kenzie Davis 6-2 6-1 (3) Alyssa Ross/Maddy Shoultz, L, def. Kate Lemke/Sacha Willhite 6-1 6-2

Annandale 5, NLS 2

Annandale defeated New London-Spicer with five wins but it was the Wildcats' No. 2 doubles pair that won the match of the day.

Annika Spors and Suzanne Schneider bounced back from a 3-6 first set to win the remaining sets 7-6 (7-4), 16-14.

Ava Hanson also won at No. 2 singles for NLS.

Singles

(1) Heidi Stang, A, def. Erin Loterbauer 6-2 6-3 (2) Ava Hanson, N, def. Jennah Groth 6-2 6-2 (3) Josie Burd, A, def. April Groff 6-4 6-4 (4) Ann Robers, A, def. Ruby Parsons by forfeit

Doubles

(1) Abby Mikel/Emily Moe, A, def. Izzy Schmiesing/Shea Oman 6-3 3-6 6-4 (2) Annika Spors/Suzanne Schneider, N, def. Kaitlynn Johnson/Faith Miller 3-6 7-6(7-4) 16-14 (3) Olivia Honsey/Lexi Schueller, A, def. Alex Suchy/Taylor Barber 6-0 6-3

Brainerd 4, Willmar 3

Brainerd came away with a tight victory over Willmar tennis on Tuesday.

Cayle Hovland dominated at No. 1 singles for the 6-1, 6-3 victory. Other Cardinals victories came from Lydia Morrell at No. 4 singles and the combo of Makenna Hogan and Kirah Kessler-Gross at No. 2 singles.

Singles

(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Payge Fitterer 6-1 6-3 (2) Britney Fletcher, B, def. Jordyn Swoboda 6-1 7-6 (3) Kate Kurtzman, B, def. Chloe Hansen 6-3 6-0 (4) Lydia Morrell, W, def. Audrey Collins 6-3 6-3

Doubles

(1) Libby Kurtzman/Taya Person, B, def. Ashley Prahl/Olivia Corneil 6-0 7-5 (2) Makenna Hogan/Kirah Kessler-Gross, W, def. Nicole Rud/Maria Bell 6-2 6-4 (3) Hannah Rud/Heidi Jacobson, B, def. Mady Spencer/Alyssa Morrell 6-0 6-2

Minnewaska 7, Sauk Centre 0

Minnewaska improved to 7-4 overall and 5-0 in the West Central Conference with a shutout win over Sauk Centre on Tuesday.

Singles

(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def. Melissa Zimmerman 6-0 6-1 (2) Hannah Orlowski, M, def. Maria Jennissen 2-6 6-4 7-5 (3) Karra Hanson, M, def. Emily Primus 6-2 6-2 (4) Maddie Thorfinnson, M, def. Gabby Tschida 6-1 6-0

Doubles

(1) Anna Vold/Greta Reichmann, M, def. Hannah Mockros/Erica Middendorf 6-1 6-3 (2) Cammy Mithun/Madelynn Reichmann, M, def. Abbey Olson/Sarah Middendorf 6-1 6-2 (3) Annika Randt/Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def. Natalie Berndt/Alexis Tate 6-4 6-0

Montevideo 6, Benson 1

Montevideo cruised to a big win over Benson that featured a pair of three-set victories.

Erica and Andrea Loose had to duke it out with Olivia Hoffman and Susan Knutson to a 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5) score.

Singles

(1) Kori Douglas, M, def. Sophia Curriel 6-4 6-4 (2) Gracie Lenz, B, def. Susie Wamstad 1-6 6-4 3-6 (3) Alissa Eickhoff, M, def. Grace Arnold 6-2 1-6 6-3 (4) Lauren Kluver, M, def. Anna Samuelson 6-2 6-4

Doubles

(1) Erica Loose/Andrea Loose, M, def. Olivia Hoffman/Susan Knutson 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-5) (2) Elizabeth Padula/Hannah Cushing, M, def. Brenna Knutson/Emma Heinzig 6-0 7-5 (3) Taylor Knutson/Emily Brace, M, def. Stacy Johnson/Amy Zniewski 6-3 7-0

LQPV/DB 7, Morris/CA 0

Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd improve to 9-2 overall with a sweep of Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday at LQPV High School.

Three LQPV/DB singles players and three doubles teams won in straight sets. Anna Hacker needed three sets to down Abbigail Athey at No. 3 singles.

Singles

(1) Molly Hacker, L, def. Hanna Watzke 6-0 6-1 (2) Ashtyn Oie, L, def. Ryanne Long 6-0 6-1 (3) Anna Hacker, L, def. Abbigail Athey 6-4 5-7 6-3 (4) Katelyn Wittnebel, L, def. Katie Messner 1-6 6-3 6-2

Doubles

(1) Courtney Hanson/Jessica Sigdahl, L, def. Lea Asmus/Lilly Swanson 6-1 6-1 (2) Rachel Halvorson/Addi Oie, L, def. Greta Hentges/Lahia Manska 6-3 6-2 (3) Veda Mahavaj/Gionna Parson, L, def. Lexi Gomer/Hailey Jackson 6-1 6-2

YME 7, MACCRAY 0

Yellow Medicine East swept MACCRAY with dominant performance throughout the lineup.

Chelsey Niemeyer and Macie Sik won at No. 1 doubles in a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Hannah Lecy and Emilee Speh battled at No. 2 doubles with Grace Haugen and Katelyn Handt, winning in a 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 fashion.

Singles

(1) Anne Clarke, Y, def. Missy Marcus 6-2 6-0 (2) Whitney Tennis, Y, def. Kendra Hammerschmidt 6-1 6-2 (3) Chelsea Hoermann, Y, def. Allison Shubert 6-3 6-0 (4) Emily Johnson, Y ,def. Katie Burdorf 6-3 6-4

Doubles

(1) Chelsey Niemeyer/Macie Sik, Y, def. Jade Bedep/Leah Johnson 6-0 6-0 (2) Hannah Lecy/Emilee Speh, Y, def. Grace Haugen/Katelyn Handt 6-0 2-6 6-1 (3) Ashley Niemeyer/Cherish Hammer, Y, def. Haley Rhode/McKayla Hopp 6-2 6-4

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